Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cookie Of The Day!

Happy Saturday. I hope you are having a lovely weekend. This weekend we are: getting our Christmas tree, making home made snow globes, and of course making Christmas cookies! The cookie of the day is a simple Sugar Cookie! Recipe brought to you by Real Simple, there are two variations to this recipe, a spiced cookie and a citrus flavored cookie, visit the website to get the full recipes!

Makes 40 cookies| Hands-On Time: 20m | Total Time: 2hr 45m



  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the egg, then the vanilla and salt.
  2. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour, mixing until just combined (do not over mix). Shape into a 1-inch-thick disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days.
  3. Heat oven to 350° F. On a floured surface, roll the dough ¼ inch thick. Using lightly floured 2- to 3-inch cookie cutters, cut the dough into shapes, flouring the cutters and re rolling the scraps as necessary. Place 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with decorating sugar, if using.
  4. Bake, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until the edges just begin to brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
I will post photos and directions for homemade snow globes next week!

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